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World's largest lesson - Stop landmines

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What is the World's Largest Lesson?

It is an attempt to get as many teachers and students from around the globe to take an Instant Lesson on the topic of Landmines to help raise awareness of the problem.


The day for 2008 is September 3.


Click here to download the FREE World's Largest Lesson to help raise awareness of the horrors of landmines.


The World's Largest Lesson is accessible to students from lower intermediate and above and the lesson is free.


Photos and comments from the World's Largest Lesson!.

There have been five World's Largest Lessons: 2001, 2002, 2003 2005 and 2006. Hundreds of thousands of students of all ages in more than 200 countries have participated and the 2008 lesson will also educate about the global food crisis.

World's Largest Lessons and Landmine Resources - Free to all students and teachers!

The World's Largest Lessons educate people about landmines.

The continued widespread use of landmines creates a situation where thousands of people continue to be killed and maimed. Landmines are weapons that reach into the future to kill civilians years after the conflict that they were used for is over. Students from any subject area can be involved, including English, Geography, History or Social Studies students.

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Check the Adopt-A-Minefield page of ideas for raising money to clear landmines (Ideas for schools). Show students that they can make a difference!

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The World's Largest Lesson in 2003!

Landmines kill "As Patrons and Goodwill ambassadors of Adopt-A-Minefield we are delighted to support the World's Largest Lesson 2003.
Through the World's Largest Lesson thousands of students around the world will become aware of this most important issue and help raise funds to solve the problem."
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney

In 2003 the English-To-Go Instant Lesson 'Night of a Thousand Dinners' was taught in over 200 countries as diverse as Oman, Costa Rica, Iceland, and Venezuela.

In 2003, the top five countries with the highest number of participants were:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Ukraine
  • Singapore
  • Canada

Feedback from Adopt-A-Minefield is extremely positive. We have helped to increase awareness of this support group's efforts and the continuing campaign to raise funds for mine clearance and survivor assistance. By contributing as little as $2 people can become involved with the worldwide effort to clear landmines.

Supported by New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM)

Pictures from previous World's Largest Lessons

Institution: Collegio Pio x
Country: Italy


"The lessons were great, my students really enjoyed them (elementary and advanced levels). You are doing a great job!"
Serenella Soldati, Collegio Pio x, Italy

"Great lesson. The students learnt heaps and are now more aware." Angela Tutty, Mountainview High School, New Zealand.




Institution: University of Otago Language Institute.
Country: New Zealand

Institution: Colegio Indoamericano. Country: Mexico City

  "We really loved this opportunity. I teach third year university students (English major). It's a sad topic but very interesting. It really provoked a lot of reactions from the students and a lot of conversation and research for a group discussion." Patricia Escalante, University of Costa Rica, Central America.

"The students were really interested in that topic. I was really surprised to find out that they continued investigating about it on their own. Thank you for giving our students the incentive to work harder!" Liliana Donnet, I.P.P.A.I (Instituto Privado Para Aprender Inglés, Argentina

Institution: HBLA Klagenfurt
Country: Austria


"It was a great opportunity to participate in such a lesson." Jose kolenchery, Al Musanna College of Technology, Oman.

"It was a very enthusiastic and sympathetic group, keen to learn, keen to participate and keen to help. We commend you at ETG for using this method to promote the anti-mining movement." Sylvia Lamoureux, St. Joseph Adult Education Centre, Canada.


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